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Hortonworks Ecosystem Supports Release of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0

Overwhelming Support from Hortonworks Partners for HDP 2.0 Underscores Enterprise Hadoop’s Role in Data Architectures of Tomorrow

PALO ALTO, Calif.—October 23, 2013—Hortonworks, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that seventeen of its leading technology partners have been certified on the now generally-available Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.0, the most flexible, complete and integrated Apache Hadoop distribution to date.

“Hortonworks – in concert with its partner ecosystem – enables the modern data architecture,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “It is great to see so many of our partners dedicate themselves to becoming HDP 2.0 certified at the time of GA.”

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Partners Rally Around HDP 2.0 and YARN

With a YARN-based architecture that serves as the operating system for Hadoop, Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 takes Hadoop beyond single-use, batch processing to a fully functional, performance-tested, multi-use platform that enables batch, interactive, online and stream processing. HDP 2.0 is the first Hadoop distribution to bring production ready YARN architecture to the market. By interacting with all data in multiple ways simultaneously, enterprise organizations can create the data architectures of tomorrow. The following partners have embraced vision by becoming certified on HDP 2.0:


“The Hadoop ecosystem is being rapidly and richly augmented to help users derive more value from their data investments,” said Mike Hoskins, CTO of Actian.  “With HDP 2.0 and YARN certification, the Actian ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platform uniquely delivers a YARN-certified, high-performance alternative to MapReduce for visually creating and executing ETL and analytics natively on Hadoop.  Through our ongoing collaboration with Hortonworks, we aim to enable our joint customers to more quickly to realize positive business outcomes.”


“HDP 2.0 and YARN have great promise for easing enterprise deployments.  We are pleased to have Cascading certified on HDP 2.0, and believe that the combined solution will accelerate developer productivity and help enterprises deploy new types of applications, faster, on Hadoop,” said Gary Nakamura, CEO, Concurrent, Inc.


“It’s a matter of time before Hadoop 2.0 and YARN become the industry standard and it’s great Hortonworks is enabling the early adopters. We’re excited about the capabilities HDP 2.0 will bring to the table for our customers who rely on Datameer for self-service data integration, analytics, and visualization on any version of Hadoop.”said Joe Nicholson, VP of Marketing of Datameer.


“We’re excited to partner with Hortonworks and to announce that Elasticsearch is now certified with Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 to make real-time data exploration faster on Hadoop,” said Steven Schuurman, CEO of Elasticsearch. “Hadoop and Elasticsearch are among the most popular open source products currently being run in production within the Enterprise. Our advanced open source search and analytics engine combined with Hortonworks open source Hadoop makes a powerful big data solution for customers embarking on big data projects.”


“With HDP 2.0 and YARN, Hortonworks is ushering in the very latest technology platform for the modern data-driven analytics architecture. Supporting HDP 2.0 is strategic for Karmasphere customers, boosting the richness and speed of insights that analyst teams can discover from their data using the latest functionality and power of Hadoop,” said Gail Ennis, CEO, Karmasphere.


“We’re tremendously excited to have certified Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 with the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform,” said Kevin Spurway, Senior Vice President, Marketing, MicroStrategy Inc.  “With the faster and fully functional HDP 2.0, our customers can tap into the maximum power of our comprehensive analytics platform, from quick self-service analytics to high-value production BI, fully leveraging their investment in Hadoop data.  Analyzing Big Data across the enterprise now becomes easier than ever,” Spurway added.


“With this next generation of Hadoop, Pentaho customers will be able to access, analyze and visualize data faster and more efficiently than ever before. We are pleased to partner with Hortonworks and support HDP 2.0 giving users the realization of value from big data with the most complete solution for big data analytics,” said Eddie White, EVP Business Development, Pentaho.


“Protegrity continues to innovate advanced data security solutions to protect the evolving Hadoop ecosystem, and are keenly focused on forming strategic alliances in the Big Data industry,” said Suni Munshani, Protegrity CEO.  “We look forward to the opportunity to work alongside Hortonworks, serving their customers the most powerful fine-grained and coarse-grained security available, with the Protegrity Big Data Protector”.


“Organizations are collecting massive amounts of data with hopes to unlock invaluable insights.  Once the data is properly stored there’s a challenge of how to best analyze data from different sources to compare and contrast in new ways and put it to use to make better decisions,” said Peter McQuade, vice president of Global Alliances at QlikTech.  “The pairing of Hortonworks’ unique capability to process complex and large data sets coupled with the speed-of-thought, in-memory associative analysis of QlikView provides the opportunity for organizations with enormous data volumes to offer analysis and information broadly.  This allows everyone the visibility they need to contribute to the success of the enterprise.  We are thrilled to offer complex analytics displayed in a way that is simple to deploy and accelerates the time-to-value of big data.”


Informatica and Hortonworks together have defined a Modern Data Architecture and because of this major leap forward customers will benefit from what HDP 2.0 brings to Apache Hadoop,” said Ronen Schwartz, vice president and general manager, Emerging Products, Informatica. “Informatica continues to take advantage of and expand upon innovations in the Hadoop community, and is committed to leveraging the capabilities in HDP 2.0 to efficiently build big data applications and improve resource management for our clients.

RedPoint Global

“RedPoint is pleased to have its top-ranked data management software certified for the Hadoop 2.0 YARN and Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0.  Because we’ve designed it as a true native YARN application, users don’t have to rely on MapReduce, HBase or other tools, to take full advantage of Hadoop 2.0. That makes it easier for traditional database analysts and business analysts without specialized programming skills to access and manipulate data directly within the Hadoop cluster,” said George Corugedo, RedPoint Global’s chief technology officer. “Companies who want to take advantage of Big Data in the Hadoop 2.0 environment, now have the opportunity to start small, gain confidence, and scale their projects without having to hire specialized personnel or take major investment risks.”


“SAS understands customers need to manage their entire data –to – decision life cycle –data preparation, data enrichment, data exploration, modeling and deployment. SAS products support this entire life cycle for Hadoop. SAS has been doing testing with Hortonworks’ HDP 2.0 beta program to ensure our joint customers – like those using SAS Visual Analytics – can take advantage of the latest versions,” said Paul Kent, SAS Vice President of Big Data.”


“With the exponential growth of Big Data, we believe that Hadoop 2.0 is the future to manage massive amounts of information,” said Martin Hack, CEO of Skytree. “We are proud to be the first predictive analytics partner certified on Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 to drive additional value through machine learning software.”


“Our team is excited about the potential for YARN and the flexibility and speed it offers customers. We are thrilled to see it reach GA status in HDP 2.0,” said Bill Gaylord, senior vice president of business development, Splunk. “Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop, currently in beta, will work out the box with YARN, and has been certified on HDP 2.0. The combination of HDP 2.0 and Hunk will enable a much broader group of users to easily explore, analyze and visualize data in Hadoop.”


“With HDP 2.0 and YARN, Hortonworks is transforming Hadoop from being a solution to being a data processing platform and enabling businesses to maximize overall utilization of their cluster,” said Tendü Yoğurtçu, Vice President, Engineering, Syncsort. “The certification of Syncsort DMX-h with HDP 2.0 not only ensures our solutions interoperate, but offers customers the ability to easily offload legacy data to Hadoop with a solution that runs natively ‘IN’ Hadoop.”


“Hortonworks’ commitment to the YARN architecture enables Hadoop to become the computing platform of the future,” said Bertrand Diard, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Talend. “Through our long time partnership with Hortonworks, Talend is proud to embrace this vision and to provide the first integration technology that run natively inside Hadoop YARN, providing ubiquitous access to all data.”

Voltage Security

“Voltage Security is pleased to be a certified partner on Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0.  As the world-leader in data-centric security, this certification helps deliver end-to-end data protection for any data as it is used and analyzed within a Hadoop environment,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, VP Business Development at Voltage Security. “HDP 2.0 certification allows Voltage to continue to deliver our data protection solutions to support our customers, many of the largest companies in the world, to protect their sensitive data within Hadoop.”


“Hortonworks and WANdisco share the vision of delivering an enterprise-ready data platform for our mutual customers,” said David Richards, Chairman and CEO, WANdisco. “Non-Stop Hadoop for Hortonworks combines the YARN-based architecture of HDP 2.0 with WANdisco’s patented Non-Stop technology to deliver a solution that enables global enterprises to deploy Hadoop across multiple data centers with continuous availability.”

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the only 100-percent open source software provider to develop, distribute and support an Apache Hadoop platform explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Developed by the original architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, Hortonworks stewards the core and delivers the critical services required by the enterprise to reliably and effectively run Hadoop at scale. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks also provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs. For more information, visit Get started and “Go from Zero to Hadoop” in 15 minutes with the Hortonworks Sandbox.


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